Employment & Training Administration's
"This Time Does It" Design Session Event
An MG Taylor Event
in Collaboration with LMA, Inc.
Continuum Health Partners
Navigation Center® Environment,
Feb 23 - 24, 2000
N: March 6, 2000
A: March 23, 2000
This two day event was a collaboration between LMA,
the primary service provider to the ETA, and MG Taylor, who was brought
in to co-design and facilitate this session with the ETA's Policy Council.
Performed in the Continuum NavCenter® environment,
which had not been 'practiced' by MG Taylor in quite some time. With a
relatively small facilitation team (appropriate in size because there
were in fact only 10 participants), the team designed and executed a complex
arrangement of modules with limited technical and physical resource.
Throughout a long and intense prep day -- in which the
environment was metaphorically compared to the task of opening up and
dusting off a summer house not used for several seasons -- the KreW had
dressed the space with both content and energy few of the Continuum staff
had ever seen.
KreW members each wore many hats throughout the preparation,
event, and production phases of the engagement. With only one production
day available before the KreW would disband and return to their own corners
of the globe, the team committed itself to shipping a completed product
within that timeframe. Working literally around the clock, the team delivered
- and delivered a product that has 'wowed' our collegues at LMA and the
participants at ETA alike.
The event and product may not have been as elaborate,
complex, or far reaching as most MG Taylor events, the design, facilitation,
and production illustrated an Appropriate
Response to the situation and exemplified the Group Genius process.